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Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations  

By: Martin Creamer     9th April 2021 South Africa’s exploration industry has until April 19 to comment on controversial regulations still in draft form. “They’ve never consulted industry about it and what they are requesting is impractical,” says Allan Saad, a consulting exploration geologist, who formerly represented the now... 

Greenpeace weighs in on AfDB, African leaders’ climate discussion

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th April 2021 Greenpeace Africa has responded on the matter of the African Development Bank (AfDB) consulting with African heads of State seeking advice on how to accelerate climate adaptation. "Climate adaptation investments are urgently needed for a continent that is expected to experience more intense and... 

De Ruyter accuser allegedly extended irregular contracts worth R8bn to oil firm  

By: News24Wire      9th April 2021 Suspended Eskom procurement chief Solly Tshitangano supported the awarding of contracts worth more than R8-billion to Econ Oil in 2019 - despite being aware of evidence of impropriety and possible corruption involving Econ and Eskom officials.    He also took no steps to further investigate Econ... 

Growthpoint, Cintocare unveil new specialised surgical hospital in Tshwane 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th April 2021 JSE-listed property management company Growthpoint Properties and Cintocare, the hospital, have opened an 11 000 m2 specialised surgical hospital development in Tshwane, which is expected to become the first five-star rated green hospital in Africa, and only the fifth in the world with its... 

Structa Konsult

2nd April 2021 Structa Konsult is a consulting eng-ineering company specialising in the evaluation, design and certification of a range of industrial and civil structures.  Established in 2014, Structa Konsult is a 100% subsidiary of the Structa Group and provides support to the group’s growing range of products.  

New warehouse structure erected with bolted tech

By: Darren Parker     2nd April 2021 Construction connection technology supplier Peikko South Africa completed its scope of work on the new car spare parts supplier Spare Pro warehouse in Germiston, Johannesburg. Peikko South Africa was contracted to provide a bolted connection solution for the 18 500 m2 facility, which is highly... 

Firm expands service offering

By: Darren Parker     2nd April 2021 Consulting engineers firm Knight Piésold Southern Africa has added a hydrogeology and groundwater department to its service offering while expanding its mine services offering since the start of the year. “We are providing the full infrastructure spectrum for the mining sector, which includes... 

Backed-up infrastructure pipeline a concern

By: Darren Parker     2nd April 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has had a worrying impact on the outlook for infrastructure projects, with the expected “backed-up pipeline” a growing concern, says engineering and infrastructure consultancy company SMEC South Africa structures functional GM John Anderson. “While there are obvious... 

Peabody on the hunt for new boss

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2021 New York listed coal miner Peabody Energy is hunting for a new president and CEO, with Glenn Kellow announcing his intention to resign from the company at the end of August this year. Peabody told shareholders that while the search for a successor was under way, Kellow would continue on in his... 

DRC’s first social term sheet approved

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th March 2021 A large mining company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has – with assistance  from consultancy SRK Consulting Congo – become the first to have its Cahier de Charge, or social term sheet, approved. Regulations introduced in 2018 require mines to set out a clear and... 

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